We all have items lurking in our wardrobe that we don’t wear any more, but can’t bear to throw away. Cardigans with a frayed cuff, a tear in the fabric of a favourite dress or a hole in the elbow of our snuggliest jumper. Instead of letting these much loved items languish in your wardrobe why not try revamping them? With a little imagination and … Continue reading Make It and Mend It
The new issue of Inside Crochet magazine landed on my doorstep a few days ago and I couldn’t wait to see inside. This issue has my feature on floral embellishments and upcycling high street finds in it and I’m really proud to be featured in an issue stuffed with gorgeous designs, interviews and features. I love flowers, and many of my designs are influenced by … Continue reading Flower, Flowers, Flowers!
We all need a bit of colourful whimsy during these warm summer days, and my tropical Bunting certainly fits the bill. I was completely self indulgent with this design, I just made exactly what I would love to have hanging in my garden. I just need to persuade Mr T to organise a summer party, so we can fill the garden with colour, friends and … Continue reading Totally Tropical
I am so thrilled to be able to share more photos of the embellished sweaters I designed for Inside Crochet’s 100th issue. These were a joy to make – a real chance for me to indulge my love of crochet embellishments. Claire Montgomerie and I worked together to come up with the final design, we wanted something wearable, but a bit quirky and so I … Continue reading Embellished Sweaters
This week, the 100th issue of Inside Crochet magazine was published. It’s a fabulous issue, a real celebration of the best crochet designers and full of beautiful projects. Of course, I was thrilled to see my embellished sweaters made it into this issue. It’s a real joy to work with the Inside Crochet team, the styling, photography and even the attention to details such as … Continue reading Happy 100th Inside Crochet
Well, just look at this little cutie! I am so thrilled with the photography and styling of my latest project for Inside Crochet magazine – as always Claire Montgomerie really knows how to show off a simple design. The Merienda cardigan pattern comes in sizes 54cm – 72cm and is suitable for beginners who have mastered basic stitches, increasing and decreasing. The vibrant colours are … Continue reading New Design: Kid’s Cardigan
Another pretty design in the new issue of Inside Crochet! These pretty hairclips are perfect for using up all your odds and ends and look great as brooches or hair clips. I had great fun choosing lots of bright and pretty colours from my stash. You can find full instructions in Issue 89 of Inside Crochet, which is the shops now. Credits: Styling: Claire Montgomerie … Continue reading Featured in Inside Crochet
Yep, that’s me – right there on the cover of this month’s Inside Crochet magazine – well not literally “me, but my design. I have worked with the Inside Crochet team for several years now and this is the first time one of my designs has been chosen as the main cover image. It was so exciting to see it for the first time. The … Continue reading On the Cover!
This one is a real blast from the past! One of my very first published designs, these appeared in Issue 34 of Inside Crochet magazine. I had completely forgotten about them, until I unearthed the original samples in a box under the bed (never be surprised by what lurks under the bed)! I’ve decided to share the original patterns with you here for free. They … Continue reading From the Archive: Wallace Washcloths
I’m a bit behind with sharing photos of my latest work in print. So here’s a quick round up of my latest designs for Inside Crochet (also huge thanks to the IC team for giving my book a lovely mention this month). In issue 74 I had a feature published on the art of mending, which featured this gorgeous floral elbow patch and floral cuff. … Continue reading In Print
More exciting news this week – the new edition of Inside Crochet arrived and my latest design using Eden Cottage Yarns beautiful 4 ply is featured on the cover. The Linoleum Cowl was inspired by a photo on Instagram of an old floor, I loved the vivid yellows and oranges and thought they would be a great combination for a “mid century” inspired accessory. I … Continue reading New Published Pattern: Linoleum Cowl
Issue 64 of Inside Crochet is now on sale, as always I cannot choose my favourite project from this issue, Claire Montgomerie’s Aster Wrap is beautiful (I’m loving the colour). Can’t you just imagine a summer evening, watching the sun go down with this elegant wrap covering your shoulders? I’m also thrilled to say that I have a feature in this issue on the subject … Continue reading Time to Celebrate